Neighbors for Environmental Justice (N4EJ) is a grassroots local group formed after the April 25, 2018 community meeting on MAT Asphalt.
N4EJ is all about trying to maintain and improve the health and environment on the Southwest Side, including but not limited to McKinley Park, Brighton Park, Bridgeport, Back of the Yards, and Little Village. We formed because of concerns with how the MAT Asphalt plant was brought to our community without notification, input, or benefits. We believe that MAT Asphalt will have a negative impact on our community including hurting residents health and McKinley Park.
We are also worried about other possible large developments that could be coming to the industrial corridor in the future. As a group we are learning about what we can do to protect ourselves as a community and to make sure a development like MAT Asphalt never comes without community notification and input again.